£40m for Local Communities disrupted by HS2 Phase One

Did you know that £40m-worth of funds are earmarked for local communities to help with the disruption caused by the construction of Phase one of HS2?

  • The Community and Environment Fund has been created to add benefit to communities along the route. There will be two types of CEF grant: CEF Local will focus on quality of life and environment in individual communities; and CEF Strategic will focus on large projects across several communities and address strategic rather than purely local concerns.
  • The Business and Local Economy Fund has been created to support local economies. It will focus on projects or programmes across several business sectors and address employment concerns in an area as opposed to individual businesses.

The objective is to add benefit, over and above committed mitigation and statutory compensation, to communities along the route that are demonstrably disrupted by the construction of Phase One of HS2. Both funds are managed on behalf of HS2 Ltd by the charity Groundwork.

Learn about how to apply

Chiltern District Council and South Bucks District Council are hosting two information events covering the funding available under these schemes, as well as covering general funding advice.

Please attend either event to get new project ideas, firm up existing ideas or gain further knowledge of how they could be funded. Places are limited so please confirm your attendance as soon as possible by emailing hcasey@chiltern.gov.uk.

5th July 2017 6.00 – 8.00pm Council Chamber, Chiltern District Council, King George V House, King George V Road, Amersham, HP6 5AW

18th July 2017 6.00-8.00pm South Bucks District Council, Room 6, Capswood, Oxford Road, Denham, Uxbridge, UB9 4LH

The programme will be as follows:

Time Topic Organisation
6.00 Refreshments
6.15 Welcome CDC/SBDC
Context – Overview of HS2 Community and Business funds CDC/SBDC
HS2 Community and Business funds: tips on applying Groundwork
Chilterns Conservation Board Projects and funding Landscape Partnership Scheme
Generic tips on writing funding applications and the support available from Funding4sport Funding 4sport
CIB funding advice services Community Impact Bucks
Heart of Bucks funding advice services Heart of Bucks
Q and A session – panel of above. All
8.00 Close

 

Useful Links

www.groundwork.org.uk – Community and Environment Fund
www.groundwork.org.uk – Business and Local Economy Fund
www.gov.uk – HS2 Community and Business Funds